Seven Bridges Vol. 2 (2014)

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Edited by Larissa Duarte & Rachel Thompson.


Welcome to the second issue of Seven Bridges. This year we wanted to continue the excellent work carried out by the previous team, yet expand the journal to incorporate more disciplines. We believe that students from all backgrounds have much to contribute. Sometimes their work and research go unnoticed, especially in what are normally thought of as practical subjects where it is a common perception that research and academic writing are not valued. In this publication we aim to demonstrate the value of undergraduate and postgraduate student research.

One key factor which is different this year is that we have engaged both undergraduate and postgraduate students as authors, peer reviewers and members of the Editorial Board. The students come from various disciplines, including Digital Skills, Creative Industries, Lifestyle, Education and Business. We are very proud to have involved international students. We feel we have reached out to the wider student community and provided everyone with a fair chance to be involved in this great opportunity. The Editorial Board have all worked exceptionally well together and it is our belief, and hope, that Seven Bridges can grow and expand to be a staple within the life of students at Newcastle College across all subjects. We are proud to present to you this first edition of Seven Bridges produced by students from several different disciplines, ages and backgrounds.

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome and to students from external institutions who have successfully submitted articles for this edition. This issue, we welcome students from Newcastle University and an international collaboration from The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas) in Brazil.

We would lastly like to acknowledge that this journal would not have been possible without the backing of the staff at Newcastle College.

Larissa Duarte & Rachel Thompson
Seven Bridges Editors


A ‘Just Policy’ Creating the Framework for the Nuclear Energy Industry and Development of Geological Disposal Facilities
Ruth Mckie

The challenges of cooperativism: Analysing a taxi cooperative in Brazil
Amanda Ogando

A Strategic Analysis of Business and Financial Performance of Bata Shoe Company (Bangladesh) Ltd
Edi Amin Jony

The impact of Social Media on the function of contemporary organisations in Brazil and the United Kingdom.
Thiago Magalhães

Literature review: The rise of the internet and consumer high street shopping habits
Kerys Pyne

A qualitative study looking into the factors which effect exercise referral schemes’ adherence, success and effectiveness
Georgia Reay

Ankle taping and strapping in soccer: do ankle supporting techniques affect agility?
Peter Carey

A quantitative study into blood glucose levels of amateur athletes when running in the aerobic threshold.
Reece Davies

Why Women Run
Kerry Nesbitt

Literature review: The effects of plyometric training on injury prevention
Andrew Monks